About Me

My photo

I first began scrapbooking in 1981 when my oldest daughter started kindergarten, of course scrapbooking has sure evolved in the years since then and so has my own scrapbooking.
 I love to scrapbook & I love Close to My Heart Products. My desire is to share with you my love of scrapbooking memories, and ideas for making cards, scrapbooking layouts and home d├ęcor`. To order supplies I have used, and for tons of ideas, go to my website, www.inkypaws.myctmh.com

Paws-ing to wish you joyous memories, Barbi

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Stampers with An Attitude April Blog Hop


Stampers with An Attitude April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with An Attitude March Blog Hop.
 I bet you are wondering, just who are the Stampers with An Attitude?????  
They are a Close to My Heart team of consultants lead by
 my awesome upline, Kimberly Moss.  
 
Each month the Stampers with An Attitude Blog Hop focuses on a different theme. Our theme for April is focusing on the Regatta Paper collection or Mother's Day.  
For this month's Blog Hop, I am following. Melissa So whether you arrived here from her hop or are just getting started, you are on the right track. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found at the bottom of this post. 
Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping.
 




I decided to make something for Mother's Day. I chose to use the Kaleidoscope Paper Packet for my Mother's Day Project.
The stamp sets I used were C1612 Shower Flowers and D1629 Just to Say (Circuit Collection). The inks I used were Pixie, Canary, Pear, Sunset, Gypsy, Pacifica and Black.
 









The card base is make from a 6"x12" piece of Canary Cardstock.
Going across the 12" side, it is scored at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4", and 11". Then on the 6" side score at 2 1/2", scoring from 2 3/4" down to 12" (do not score across the first section)



 
Notch out the 1" section on the end. Crease all your score lines.







Next cut along each score line  on the 12" side to the 2 1/2" score line and crease them..
 
 
 
 
 
You will also need 3 pieces of canary cardstock 3/4" x 3 1/2", scored 1/2" in from each end, this is to attach flowers to.


 I cut 3 pieces of the Gypsy BT paper 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" for the bottom section of the sides and front, I also cut 3 pieces of the geometric BT 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" for the flaps on the sides and front. It is best to attach all of these before gluing card together. To glue card together glue the 1" flap to inside of back section. For the top section of the front side of the back of the card, I cut a piece of Pear BT 3" x 2 1/2" and attach it. Next I attached the 3 pieces of canary cardstock that are 3/4" x 3 1/2" evenly spaced to the inside of the box. Next stamp and attach flowers. For the saying I stamped it in Black Ink on White Daisy Cardstock flagged and attached to Canary Cardstock, flagged it and attached to front with dimensional tape.   



To purchase the supplies I used, please to to my website...
inkypaws.ctmh.com

Next in our blog hop is my awesome upline Kim, I know you will love what she has to share. So blog on over and I'll see you next month.

Paws'ing for the memories,
Barbi





Complete List for SWAA April Regatta and/or Mother's Day Blog Hop 
1.  Melissa Robinson - http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
3. Kimberly Moss ~ http://www.kimspapercrafts.com
4. Tammy Lubick ~ http://tlubick.blogspot.com
6. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com
8. Belinda McLane---http://bbmclane.blogspot.com
9. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March is Stampaganza

 
 
Yes it is time for Stampaganza!!
 
The wait is over! Who is ready for Stampaganza 2016? Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets (M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size) at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! That is a savings of up to $29.95! This offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible, and let the Stampaganza begin!

 




March Stamp of the Month is here!!

 
 
March's Stamp of the Month is Sunshine Birdies
 
This is a really cute stamp set that you will love creating cards and layouts with.
So don't delay order yours today at.....
 
 
 
 

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.




Sunday, February 28, 2016

Stampers with An Attitude March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with An Attitude March Blog Hop. I bet you are wondering, just who are the Stampers with An Attitude?????   They are a Close to My Heart team of consultants lead by my awesome upline, Kimberly Moss.

Each month the Stampers with An Attitude Blog Hop focuses on a different theme. Our theme for March is focusing on the Penelope Paper collection or Boxes.  For this month's Blog Hop, I am following Karen Scott . So whether you arrived here from her hop or are just getting started, you are on the right track. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found at the bottom of this post. Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping




Here I have made a mini album using lunch size paper bags.




I think these are so cute!!

I just love making these little albums!!









I used six lunch bags to make this mini album and cut them at varying lengths.









Inside each bag is an insert made from cardstock to hold more photos or journaling. Also you can put memorabilia in the bags.







They make great gifts for kids and adults alike.







You can make one of these albums with any size paper bag. You can cut all the bags the same length rather than in varying lengths like I did this one. There is no end to the creativity you can achieve with these mini albums.

It is my hope that you enjoyed this post & that it gives you some inspiration. Should you decide to make one, I would love to see what you create.
   
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
 
Paws'ing for memories, crafting, and good times with family and friends.  
 
 I am sure you will enjoy what our next blogger has to share; so hop on over to Tammy Lubick's Blog and check out her creativity.

At the bottom of this post you will find a complete list of all the blog participants.

Supplies used:
C1599 Pretty Petals My Stamp Set            D1491 Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set
X7207B Penelope Paper Packet                Z2644 Pixie Exclusive Ink Pad
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock                     Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Ink Pad
X5769 Thistle Cardstock                           Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Ink Pad
X5764 Pear Cardstock                               Z2197 Pear Exclusive Ink Pad
X5772 Canary Cardstock                          Z2643 Canary Exclusive Ink Pad
 

Blog Hop Participants:
 


School Mini Paper Bag Album






Have you ever made a mini album using paper bags. Here is a School theme one that I made using lunch size paper bags.









You can make these is many number of sizes and ways. This one I made cutting the bags cut in varying lengths for the pages. I have also made them with the bags all cut same length.






The pages will hold a variety of photo sizes from wallet to 5"x5".





The papers I used for this project are from a  retired kit.











I am working on using up my old stash...LOL











Depending on whether you do any stamping and how much embellishing you do, these can go together pretty quickly.






I hope you enjoyed this post and it gives you some inspiration. I would love to see what you create.
 
Paws'ing for memories, crafting, and good times with family and friends. Barbi 


Monday, February 15, 2016

February Stamp of the Month - Party Animal

 The February Stamp of the month is SUPER CUTE. You will have so much fun with this stamp set.
Just look at some of the things you can make.
 

Product Description

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price. Set of 13
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)
Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Artistry collection (Z3167).

 
 
 

Charlotte Workshop Your Way



 
Here is a beautiful layout you can make with the Charlotte Workshop Your Way.
 
 
This is another layout you can make.
 
And these are some cards you can also make.

 
To get supplies to make these projects and more, click on the following link to go to my website.

Shop with Barbi
 
 If you have any questions please contact me at paws4memories@mac.com.
 

February Campaign

 

Share the love this February by purchasing the exclusive My Acrylix® Share the Love D-size stamp set (CC1060). Filled with adorable icons and loveable sentiments, this stamp set will be a beautiful addition to your collection—but there is more to this stamp set than meets the eye! Not only will you be getting a high-quality, swoon-worthy stamp set by taking part in this promotion, but Close To My Heart will also donate $7 USD of the proceeds from this stamp set to Operation Smile™, an amazing organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world*! Check out our social media channels all month long to see this stamp set in action, and remember to post your own artwork using the hashtag #ctmhsharethelove to help bring attention to a wonderful and worthy cause. Click here to go to my website to   Share the Love in February

For more information about Operation Smile and Close To My Heart’s relationship with this amazing organization, or details for this promotion, contact me.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Stampers with An Attitude February Blog Hop

Welcome to the February's Stampers with An Attitude Blog Hop. I bet you are wondering, just who are the Stampers with An Attitude?????   They are a Close to My Heart team of consultants lead by my awesome upline, Kimberly Moss.

Each month the Stampers with An Attitude Blog Hop focuses on a different theme. Our theme for February is focusing on the Charlotte Paper collection or Easter.  This month I am following Sheila in the hop. So whether you arrived here from her hop or are just getting started, you are on the right track. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found at the bottom of this post. Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping.

For my cards, I chose to use the Charlotte Papers and our How To Book, Originals for my inspiration. The stamp sets I used were C1605 Happy to Be Friends, I love the variety of sayings in this stamp set. I also used D1663 Floral Banners, which not only has sayings but flowers, leaves, and Banners.

My first card is an altered version of the Three Elements 6x6 card on pg. 18. I made it into a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card. I used our Sorbet, Whisper, and Black Inks.

 



For my next card, I used the  pattern, A Message Secured on pg. 77 which I also altered from a 5 x 7 card to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card.  In addition to Sorbet, Whisper and Black Inks, I also use Champagne Ink.
 


I would like to thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you were inspired by my projects. Our next talented artist's blog belongs to Karen I am sure you will enjoy what she has to share.

Here is a complete list of the February Stampers With An Attitude Blog Hop Participants.

1.Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/2016/01/swaa-focus-on-charlotteeaster-blog-hop.html
2. Catherine Nowak ~ http://catscrapbooking.com/2016/01/30/stampers-with-an-attitude-blog-hop-charlotteeaster/
3. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop.html
4. Tammy Lubick ~ http://tlubick.blogspot.com/2016/01/blog-hop-charlotte-and-easter.html
5. Vickie ODell - http://heartfulstamper.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampers-with-attitude-january-blog-hop.html
6.  Kimberly Moss --http://www.kimspapercrafts.com/2016/01/stampers-with-attitude-february-blog-hop_23.html
7. Wendy Taylor - http://mistygirlinspirations.blogspot.com/2016/01/who-loves-little-charlotte.html
8. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/2016/01/charlotte-stampers-with-attitude-blog.html
9. Barbi Kelley ~ barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/2016/01/february-blog-hop.html
10. Karen Scott - http://www.karenkraftswithpaper.com/2016/01/easter-blog-hop.html
11.  Jen Patrick - http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/2016/01/stampers-with-attitude-charlotte.html

You can purchase supplies like those I used for my projects from my website.